Physics with Computational Physics Concentration M.S.

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Minimum Requirements for Physics with Computational Concentration M.S.: 30-33 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master's degree requirements.
Physics with Computational Concentration Program Requirements
Complete the following:
PHYS F611Mathematical Physics I3
PHYS F612Mathematical Physics II3
PHYS F629Methods of Numerical Simulation in Fluids and Plasma3
Complete at least 3 credits from the following:3
Approved MATH F600-level courses (excluding PHYS F611 and PHYS F612)
Approved CS F600-level courses
Complete 6 credits of approved PHYS F600-level courses6
Complete one of the following:12-18
Thesis Option
Non-thesis Option
Total Credits30-36


Thesis Option

Minimum Requirements for Thesis Option: 30 credits

Thesis Requirements
Complete the following:
PHYS F699Thesis6-12
Complete 6 credits from approved PHYS F600-level courses6
Total Credits12-18

Non-thesis Option

Minimum Requirements for Non-thesis Option: 33 credits 1

Non-thesis Requirements
Complete the following:
PHYS F698Non-thesis Research/Project3-6
Complete 9 credits from approved PHYS F600-level courses9
Total Credits12-15

At least 30 credits must be regular coursework.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Function effectively in their area of expertise
  • Analyze a problem, identify the critical aspects and devise appropriate methods to resolve the questions that arise
  • Be successful in obtaining work, or progressing in their field
  • Demonstrate original thinking
  • Demonstrate modern teaching skills and the ability to communicate to a broad audience